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Xavi: I’m Not Going Anywhere

Barcelona midfielder, Xavi Hernandez, has again dismissed speculation linking him with a move away from Nou Camp.

The 34-year-old signed a two-year contract extension last year tying him to the club until 2016, but has recently been linked with a move to the Major Soccer League and Qatar.

However, the Spain international insists that he still feels important at Barca and wants to finish his contract with the Blaugrana, perhaps even continue 'for years to come'.

"I'm not going to Qatar or New York, I want to finish my contract with Barca. I'm staying here, I feel important and useful," he said following Barca's 3-0 home win over Malaga at the Nou Camp.

"I'm very happy on the pitch. I renewed by contract a little while ago and I will try to be at the level I need. My dream and my aim is to continue for years at Barca."

Before the Malaga match, Xavi was honoured by the club after recently making his 700th official appearance for Barca.

During his time with the Catalan giants, Xavi has won a host of silverware, including seven Primera Division titles, three Champions Leagues and two Copa del Reys, and admits it has been a special time for him.

"I've been here for many years, there are a lot of memories and we've won a lot of titles with this generation of footballers, one look back and you realise that we've really enjoyed ourselves," he continued.

Xavi also praised the work done by Tata Martino: “Tata is doing an incredible job with the team.”

The Catalan then confirmed that – with former club president, Sandro Rosell, resigning – it hasn’t been an easy week for the team but that the players remain focused: “It’s been an a typical week,” Xavi added.

“We respect Rosell’s decision and we wish him the best of luck. Starting now, we need to help Bartomeu.

“Rosell’s resignation doesn’t affect the team. Our objectives haven’t changed, we need to move forward,” he said.

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